United Hebrew Congregation, 13788 Conway Road, St. Louis, MO 63141 | 314-469-0700

Chanukah

Chanukah, meaning “dedication” in Hebrew, refers to the joyous eight-day celebration during which Jews commemorate the victory of the Macabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem. The modern home celebration of Chanukah centers around the lighting of the Chanukiyah, a special menorah for Chanukah; unique foods, latkes and jelly doughnuts; and special songs and games.

Mascots and Menorahs: Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Fredbird® and Louie will be here for photos and to light the menorah!
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Meet the mascots! (Each will be here for 30 minutes)
6:20 p.m. Chanukah Blessings and Menorah Lighting

Chanukah Shabbat: Friday, December 7, 2018
Celebrated as a part of our weekly Shabbat service, this Shabbat nosh includes lots of latkes and following our service lots of sufganiyot
5:30 p.m. Camp Rainbow Dinner
6:30 p.m. Chanukah Shabbat Service followed by Sufganiyot

Chanukah Tot Shabbat: Saturday, December 8, 2018
9:00 a.m. Join us for a 30-minute Shabbat experience celebrating Chanukah followed by a fun activity and playtime

 

For more on the history and traditions of Chanukah, click here.